Deadline Extended for Applications for NewsTrain Workshops in 2014
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Posted by: Laura Sellers-Earl
NewsTrain is a national touring workshop sponsored by APME that serves journalists in their own cities. Programs are designed to provide training in the skills, knowledge, and information needed in a rapidly changing media setting, at an affordable cost. NewsTrain's core audience includes frontline editors, department heads, and senior editors – people who edit and manage print and digital news platforms. Reporters, copy editors, visual journalists, online producers, and college journalism educators are also welcome and find NewsTrain programs valuable.
Deadline for applications: Jan. 30, 2014
In order to hold a NewsTrain workshop in your city, a few basic requirements need to be considered.
Host Committee: Each workshop is developed by NewsTrain staff and a local host committee. The host committee consists of 6-10 representatives from local or regional news organizations, regional AP bureaus, state press groups, journalism association chapters, and college journalism schools.
Attendance: Our target for attendance is 85 to 100 people. Host committees are responsible for promoting the workshop and recruiting participants.
Costs: Registration is $75 per person. Host committees are responsible for providing the venue and food service. Host committees receive $35 from each $75 registration fee to cover or help offset venue and food costs. NewsTrain covers all other costs.
Planning: The host committee works with NewsTrain staff to plan the workshop, manage registrations, and run the workshop. Host committees work closely with the NewsTrain Project Director through all phases.
Once your area has been selected to host a NewsTrain workshop, the host committee will receive a packet of planning tools and begin working with the NewsTrain Project Director. Planning begins six months before the workshop.
For more details or to request a NewsTrain workshop in your area, contact Michael Roberts, NewsTrain Project Director, firstname.lastname@example.org